Monthly Archives: January 2020

Spurgeon on prayer – “if I may have my choice, I will sooner yield up the sermon than the prayer.”

It’s hard not to be both encouraged and challenged by reading about Spurgeon.  Michael Reeves introduction to his life gives a great flavour of the man, and the importance of prayer is an aspect that struck me.  In particular, Spurgeon … Continue reading

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How is your preparation for the sermon?

Last Sunday I asked folk in the church how their preparation for the sermon had been that week. It was a rhetorical question, I wasn’t expecting an answer. But reading Michael Reeves book, “Spurgeon on the Christian Life: Alive in … Continue reading

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Something Needs to Change: David Platt

  A mission agency we’ve just started supporting sent us this book by David Platt that I read yesterday in one sitting.  In one sense it’s an easy read because it’s gripping. In another sense, it was definitely not an … Continue reading

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Engaging with our culture: Plugged In by Dan Strange

As light relief from reading books on gender and sexuality over Christmas I turned to Dan Strange’s book – Plugged In. It’s about how Christians can and should engage with our culture, and he gives some helpful principles on how … Continue reading

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